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PBS Spotlight Education Sept. 12-17 Includes American Graduate Day
As our students head back to school, special PBS programs take an in-depth look at the state of education cross the nation, the challenges facing today’s students and new models of learning. As part of the Spotlight Education line-up, locally-produced ETV American Graduate segments that examine successful, innovative educational initiatives across South Carolina will be featured.
PBS Spotlight Education Week September 12-17 features programs and documentaries as well as special episodes of NOVA, FRONTLINE and PBS NEWSHOUR, a new film from POV, and the premiere of TED TALKS: Education Revolution.
The week concludes with the 5th annual American Graduate Day, a special broadcast celebrating individuals and organizations dedicated to helping youth stay on track to high school graduation. Segments produced by ETV about our state will be a part of this special broadcast on September 17, 2:00-6:00 p.m. on ETV.
-PBS Spotlight Education Week – September 12-17
ACCESS program titles/schedule in “ETV Highlights for September.”
-American Graduate Day 2016 – September 17, 2:00-6:00 p.m. on ETV
The four-hour broadcast will celebrate individuals and organizations dedicated to helping youth stay on track to high school graduation. Journalists, civic leaders, and celebrities will join together to raise awareness of the work being done across the country to keep kids in school. A variety of segments will showcase how community organizations and individuals provide support, advice, and intervention services to at-risk students, families and schools.
Through its two-year long American Graduate grant, SCETV highlighted leaders around the state who are helping communities increase graduation rates. These locally-produced programs will be featured throughout the American Graduate Day 2016 line-up. The SCETV American Graduate segments examine successful, innovative educational initiatives across South Carolina, profiling teachers, administrators, students and educational advocates who are applying creative solutions to the persistent problems in our schools. Featured are a drop-out prevention program in Dillon, a migrant head start program in the small town of Lodge, and a Chinese immersion program in Cayce.
-History of American Graduate Day
American Graduate: Let's Make it Happen was launched in 2011 with 25 public media stations as a long-term public media commitment by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to spotlight the high school dropout crisis and focus on middle and high school student interventions. In 2014, SCETV was one of 33 PBS stations awarded an American Graduate community service grant from CPB to help states improve youth outcomes for all students from preschool through college and onto careers.
Every year, WNET in partnership with CPB, produces American Graduate Day, a live broadcast from the Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center in New York City. This call-to-action campaign features local and national community partners and countless individuals working to keep kids on the path to graduation. Throughout the day, videos and interviews showcase how these organizations and individuals provide support, advice, and prevention and intervention services to at-risk students, families and schools.